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Where does the sea have the greatest tides ?

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Asked by Kavita Prsd, 04 Nov '09 11:59 am
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The typical tidal range in the open ocean is about 0.6 meters (2 feet). As you get closer to the coast, however, this range gets much greater. Coastal tidal ranges vary globally and can differ anywhere from 1.8 meters to 3 meters (610 feet). The world's biggest tidal differential occurs in the Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada, where the sea level changes by up to 17 meters (55 feet) during the day. Ungava Bay in Northern Quebec, north eastern Canada, is believed by some experts to have higher tidal ranges than the Bay of Fundy (about 17 metres or 56 ft), but it is free of pack ice for only about four months every year, whereas the Bay of Fundy rarely freezes. What is generally regarded as the next highest tidal range occurs in the Bristol Channel in the UK, where sea levels change by some 15 meters (49 feet). The smallest tidal ranges occur in the Mediterranean, Baltic, and Caribbean Seas. A point within a tidal system where the tidal range is almost zero is called an amphidromic point.
Answered by victory, 04 Nov '09 12:53 pm

 
  
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Ariake Sea
Generally on full moon nights and when sea levels are high, the tides are higher...
Answered by Gosht Singh, 04 Nov '09 12:06 pm

 
  
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Hawaii island, you cannot predict when a wave will drage you inside.
Answered by manoj thakur, 04 Nov '09 12:03 pm

 
  
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